Hold the date of Friday Oct 11th! It's the opening night of the Arab Film Festival!
429 Castro St. near Market St, San Francisco
The link for tickets is found on the schedule page for the festival: http://aff2013.arabfilmfestival.org/schedule/
Join us in San Francisco as we kick off the 17th Annual Arab Film Festival!
Opening night film:
WHEN I SAW YOU
Director: Annemarie Jacir
Jordan. 1967. The world is alive with change: brimming with reawakened energy, new styles, music, and infectious hope all dancing above and below the world of WHEN I SAW YOU through the stories of people journeying towards adventure, love, humor, and the desire to be free. But, most importantly, journeying towards that one unforgettable moment where we wake up and find the world overflowing with possibilities: yes, overflowing with life far beyond the strangle-hold of borders and boundaries.
With prizes won at the Berlin International Film Festival, Abu Dhabi Film Festival, Arab film festival of Oran, Cairo International Film Festival, Carthage International Film Festival (JCC 2012), and IFFK - International Film Festival of Kerala, in addition to Palestine's official entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar at the 2013 Academy Awards... alongside screenings at the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) and the upcoming Boston Palestine Film Festival - to name a few - the sweeping resonance, significance and implications surrounding WHEN I SAW YOU cannot be be understated.
Versed in the ways of engineering affect-laced narratives reaching for the sublime, Annemarie Jacir has established herself not just a leading figure of contemporary Palestinian cinema - but CINEMA at large. In remembrance of her first feature, SALT OF THE SEA (which was screened at the 2009 Arab Film Festival) her ability to weave social reality with transcendence and filmic sophistication is of a divine sort.
We absolutely cannot *wait* for you to see this film!
WHEN I SAW YOU website: http://whenisawyou.com/
Facebook page: When I Saw You - The Film لما شفتك
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